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A small key was found in JJ55. It looks like it could be for a small chest or cabinet. What do you think?
A small key was found in JJ55. It looks like it could be for a small chest or cabinet. What do you think?
Lab work continues as Sage cleans and catalogs both our exciting finds and our not-so-amazing finds....
Lab work continues as Sage cleans and catalogs both our exciting finds and our not-so-amazing finds....
Check out the Northern Kentucky Tribune's story on the Parker Academy project :  http://www.nkytribune.com/2016/06/nkus-study-of-parker-academy-excavation-site-draws-attention-to-collaborations-critical-social-issues
Check out the Northern Kentucky Tribune's story on the Parker Academy project : http://www.nkytribune.com/2016/06/nkus-study-of-parker-academy-excavation-site-draws-attention-to-collaborations-critical-social-issues
Patrick uncovered a 0.38 caliber (?) rim fire shell casing in unit JJ54. Any idea what this might have been used for?
Patrick uncovered a 0.38 caliber (?) rim fire shell casing in unit JJ54. Any idea what this might have been used for?
Clams or freshwater mussels from the Ohio River were found in unit JJ54, 20 centimeters below the surface. These were likely used as food by the boys and men occupying the men's dorm at the Academy. We have also found some clams that were used to make buttons.
Clams or freshwater mussels from the Ohio River were found in unit JJ54, 20 centimeters below the surface. These were likely used as food by the boys and men occupying the men's dorm at the Academy. We have also found some clams that were used to make buttons.
This is the other side of that same blue glass fragment.
This is the other side of that same blue glass fragment.
A fragment from a blue glass vase or perfume bottle was found this week by Patrick and Jeremy.
A fragment from a blue glass vase or perfume bottle was found this week by Patrick and Jeremy.
So many archival papers and documents associated with Daniel Parker and his descendants to study. What do you make of this contraption's design? Any guess what it could have been? #archivalresearch #parkeracademy #mysterymachine
So many archival papers and documents associated with Daniel Parker and his descendants to study. What do you make of this contraption's design? Any guess what it could have been? #archivalresearch  #parkeracademy  #mysterymachine 
Exciting international archaeology collaborations ahead for @nkuedu. And here's the link to the press release: www.nku.edu/news/160607peggybrunache.html
#archaeology #historicalarchaeology #historicalresearch #nurfc #nku.edu #fordpostdoc #fordfoundation #ohiohistory #ohioarchaeology
Lucky for us, our work won't solely center on the excavations and #historicalarchaeology. We have permission to study boxes and boxes of archival material on the Parker family and the Academy. We cannot wait to learn about the Parkers' commitment to #racialintegratededucation, their connections to other #abolitionists and gleam hints about their participation with the #undergroundrailroad. #archivalresearch #socialjustice #19thcentury #ohiohistory #ohioarchaeology
@nkuedu public historian Dr. Brian Hackett is giving upper level and grad students some helpful tips on #archivalresearch. #historicalresearch
Another test unit finished. Next up: study the stratigraphy and readjust our excavation strategy to figure out what's going on with the ash/charcoal layer you can see in the S-SW walls. #historicalarchaeology #ohioarchaeology #stratigraphy #soilstudy #archaeology
Opening adjacent units only brings our students closer! All smiles for Liza, Sage, Ian,and Tyler! #historicalarchaeology #ohioarchaeology
Power screening of overburden was on hand after a swath was cut by the small backhoe. #screeningdirt #historicalarchaeology #ohioarchaeology #archaeology
Tiny artifacts! Clothing pins and women's dress hooks (not pictured) were retrieved yesterday. #historicartifacts #clothingpin #historicalarchaeology #ohioarchaeology
So much fill and overburden where the Parker Academy school house used to be. We decided to bring a mini backhoe out to dig through the push pile and try to find intact deposits; dare I ask for a portion of the school house foundation that wasn't robbed and recycled in the 20th century? #historicalarchaeology #ohioarchaeology #backhoe #toomuchdarnfill
So much fill and overburden where the Parker Academy school house used to be. We decided to bring a mini backhoe out to dig through the push pile and try to find intact deposits; dare I ask for a portion of the school house foundation that wasn't robbed and recycled in the 20th century? #historicalarchaeology  #ohioarchaeology  #backhoe  #toomuchdarnfill 
It's the artifact of the day: a 1874 silver Victoria dei gratia coin.  #artifactoftheday  #historicalarchaeology #ohioarchaeology #coins #historicartifacts